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John F. Kennedy Remembered

November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Books for all ages abound on the president, his family, his short presidency, his life and his shocking death. Click here to see a list the Library’s holdings on Kennedy, his life and legacy.

Posted by Amanda | 22 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize

Celebrated short story author Alice Munro has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro has been writing short fiction for over 60 years. Last spring, she announced plans to retire. When asked if this morning’s announcement might change her mind, she said she didn’t think so. Ms. Munro is the 13th woman to win the award, and only the second Canadian.

Click on the links below for more information on Alice Munro and the Nobel Prize. To see the Library’s collection of Ms. Munro’s books, click here.

Nobel Prize

New York Times


Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

Posted by Amanda | 10 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

The Virgins

Maplewood author Pamela Erens’ new book, The Virgins, just got a great review from John Irving in The New York Times.  She will be at the Main Library to read from it and sign copies on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.
Pamela Erens

Posted by Barbara | 12 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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